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10 Things to Do at BIOMEDevice Boston

To help you make the most of BIOMEDevice Boston, described as New England's largest medical technology event, check out MD+DI’s guide to the two-day conference and expo.

  • There’s a lot of medtech education, sourcing, networking, and more packed into BIOMEDevice Boston, held May 15-16 at the Boston Convention Center. The conference and on-floor educational opportunities will bring you the latest medtech expertise, while the expo will showcase must-see components, materials, services, and more for medical device manufacturing, including a special spotlight on intelligent sensors in the Sensor Zone.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend two additional co-located expos — Design & Manufacturing New England and Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston.

    Click through our slide show for some schedule suggestions!

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  • Get Inspired by Robotics Experts
    Two keynote sessions will explore the impact of robotics. In a fireside chat with MassMEDIC President Brian Johnson, Scott Huennekens, serial entrepreneur, former CEO Verb Surgical, Volcano Corp., will discuss Medtech 4.0 and how the intersection of robotics, AI, and medical devices will change the future of care. Don’t miss this chat held Wednesday, May 15 at 1:00  - 1:45 pm at Center Stage, Booth #543.

    In the Thursday keynote, “Exploring Real World Applications for Dynamic Robots,” Kevin Blankespoor, VP of product engineering, Boston Dynamics, will discuss practical applications for mobile robots. Boston Dynamics is beginning to transition their robotic prototypes into real-world applications and functional products. Join us May 16 at 1:15  - 2:30 pm at Center Stage, Booth #543.

    Robotics will be a popular topic throughout the two days during conferences and other presentations. Click here for even more expertise.

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  • Learn the Latest in Surgery
    From 10 am to 4 pm each day of the show, attendees will be able to learn about cutting-edge surgical advancements in the Surgical Suite at Booth #110. Brought to you by MD+DI, the suite will host the following participants:

    • Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc., which offers the CorPath platform, the first FDA-cleared medical device to bring robotic precision to percutaneous coronary and vascular procedures. CorPath GRX is the second-generation robotic-assisted technology offering enhancements to the platform by adding important key upgrades that increase precision, improve workflow, and extend the capabilities and range of procedures that can be performed robotically. 
    • FundamentalVR, which specializes in the intersection between immersive experiences and haptics to enhance medical training and outcomes. Its SaaS platform, Fundamental Surgery, can be used on any modern VR-enabled PC/laptop and could serve healthcare professionals around the world with low-cost access to authentic surgical simulations.
    • Simulated Inanimate Models LLC (SIM), which manufactures synthetic, lifelike physical anatomical models for training surgeons. SIM's training models are able to replicate all steps of a complete operating room procedure, including pre-operative planning, pre- and intra-operative imaging (MRI, CT and ultrasound), and procedure-specific functionality. 

    And to learn what surgeons and other doctors need from medtech, be sure to attend the Center Stage session, “Addressing Unmet Needs in Minimally Invasive Surgery,” May 15 at 11:00  - 11:45 am at Center Stage, Booth #543. Check out our article on previously shared perspectives, "What Do Physicians Need from Medtech?

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  • Jump Start Your Medtech Product Development
    Get your new product development project moving with this two-day conference track on medical device development. Speakers will cover the following topics:

    • Miniaturization
    • Machine Learning
    • Digital Health
    • Evolutionary Design
    • EU MDRs/IVDRs
    • IoT
    • Cybersecurity
    • Manufacturing and Automation
    • And more

    You’ll even have the opportunity to learn how to use hacking methodology to accelerate research development from an academic lab into the clinic in the workshop: “Cracking Interdisciplinary Challenges with MIT Hacking Medicine Design Thinking Methodology” with two former co-directors from MIT Hacking Medicine, Shriya Srinivasan and Khalil Ramadi.

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  • Get the Most out of Research & Development
    In this two-day conference track on Research & Development, attendees will learn about funding, overcoming productivity challenges, biomaterials, biocompatibility testing, bioelectronics, neural interfaces, and more. And if you have a great idea for a medical device, learn what steps to take next in “You Have a Great Idea for a Medical Device—Now What?” on Thursday, May 16, from 10:15 - 11:00 am. Timothy Looney, president of Northeast Biomedical, will share considerations to address before the product can be successful and discuss how to structure product development for FDA approval and/or ISO compliance.

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  • Unwind After Day One with a Booth Crawl!
    Attendees are invited to visit the below participating booths for wine, beer, and networking Wednesday, May 15, 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Expo Hall!

    RTP Company - Booth #443
    Samtec - Booth #329

  • Product Showcase
    In this series of booth presentations on Wednesday, May 15, these exhibitors will highlight the latest components, materials, equipment, and services for developing your next medical device:

    FUTEK's LSB205 Miniature S-Beam Jr. Load Cell 2.0
    Wednesday, May 15, 10:30  - 10:45 am,  Booth #861

    Zimmer & Peacock's Biosensors for Biomedical Applications
    Wednesday, May 15, 11:00  - 11:15 am, Booth #1060

    NOVO's Digital and Physical Product Design
    Wednesday, May 15, 11:30  - 11:45 am, Booth #659

    Helbling Precision Engineering's Code Blue
    Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 - 12:15 pm, Booth #264

    MST's Precious Metal Recovery Services
    Wednesday, May 15, 12:30 - 12:46 pm, Booth #267

    Kataoka's LiLACK (Laser-induced Light-responsive-polymer- Activated, Cell Killing)
    Wednesday, May 15, 2:00 - 2:15 pm, Booth #346 


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  • Learn about Digital Manufacturing over Breakfast
    In "Protolabs at 20: Engineering the Next Digital Disruption" on May 16 at 10:15 - 11:15 am in Room 052A, the Protolabs team will share how the company began and continues to evolve in digital manufacturing. They’ll discuss strategies and expanded capabilities to help meet manufacturing needs at each stage of the product development cycle.

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  • Lunch and Learn on Integrating New Chips, Packages, and Modules
    In need of interconnects for your next project? Join Samtec Inc. for the free lunch and learn, “Biomedical Solutions: Successfully Integrating New Chips, Packages & Modules,” on Thursday, May 16, from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm in Room 052A. Brian Niehoff, technical marketing engineer, Samtec Inc., will discuss the key parameters to consider when choosing either interconnects between the silicon chip and package or between the printed circuit board to the backplane of a server rack. 

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  • The MassMEDIC Annual Conference is now the MedTech Town Hall
    Join MassMEDIC for its annual event for the New England medtech community, held at BIOMEDevice Boston. The event kicks off with MassMEDIC President Brian Johnson's discussion with Scott Huennekens, former founding CEO of Verb Surgical. The day will also feature presentations from Massachusetts-based medtech companies Activ Surgical, Access Vascular, BioDirection, Conformal Medical, and Hyalex Orthopaedics.

    Attendees will also hear an update on the Massachusetts medtech ecosystem from Grant Thornton as well as a CEO Unplugged Session sponsored by the MedTech Conference, featuring Maria Palasis, CEO, Lyra Therapeutics; Martha Shadan, CEO, Miach Orthopedics; and Mira Sahney, CEO, Hyalex Orthopaedics.

    Please click here for more information and to register.

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  • Explore the Potential of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    Machine learning and AI will also be examined during BIOMEDevice Boston and ESC Boston. Be sure to stop by one or more of these sessions:

    "Harnessing Neural Interfaces for Accessibility, Diagnosis & Treatment"
    Wednesday, May 15, 11 - 11:45 am, Room 160B
    Speaker: Dan Wetmore, CTRL-labs

    "Uncovering New Patient Insights with Machine Learning"
    Wednesday, May 15, 1:15 - 2:00 pm, Room 160A
    Speaker: John Mitchell, Applied Marketing Science

    "AI Apocalypse: Is it Time to be Scared Yet?"
    Wednesday, May 15, 2:00 - 2:45 pm, Engineering Theater
    Speaker: Max Maxfield,

    "Beyond the Buzz: Why Machine Learning Is Important in Embedded"
    Wednesday, May 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Room 108
    Speakers: Chris Wiltz, Design News; Jacob Beningo, Beningo Embedded Group; and Michael Gionfriddo, Affetiva

    Prepare for the day with MD+DI's new guide to AI

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